rathole


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rathole

1. n. a run-down place; a dump or a joint. I refuse to live in this rathole any longer.
2. n. a bottomless pit. (Typically with throw and down as in the examples.) Why do they keep throwing money down that rathole?
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Mr Lynch has also organised a Rathole Radio gig tonight featuring performances from folk musicians David Rovics and Attila The Stockbroker.
A ROBOT will be the star audience member of the first Rathole Radio live gig.
Users can also choose a graphical or tabular data output format for each test, plus calculations for arching dimension, rathole diameter, and hopper half-angle.
How is it their bean-counting brains cannot see that the billion-plus dollars per week being poured down the Iraq rathole would be better spent defending the point of feared attack?
If taxpayers were aware that a good chunk of their taxes were going down the rathole into these subsidies, they'd be marching on the Mall," said Myers in an interview.
Nevertheless, we can safely say that Wayne Johnson, president of the California Teachers Association, was seriously misinformed in telling Time magazine, "Putting money into home schooling is throwing money down a rathole.
Loadcells have the information-gathering advantage when the material inside the vessel might be expected to rathole, bridge or angle.
Unfortunately, being new doesn't always mean better, and we've all chased leads down a rathole or two.
rathole drilling, allowing the use of an innovative system for riser-free sludge disposal, in order to improve wellbore stability.
Nobody wants to flush money down a rathole, especially if it might not at least rid them of some rats.
The user can also choose a graphical or tabular data output format for each test, as well as calculations for arching dimension, rathole diameter, and hopper half-angle.
High cohesive strength may result in the formation of a stable rathole.
Even more than the Social Democrats, they are determined to consign German racism and xenophobia to the rathole and construct decent legal and social conditions for the 8 or 9 percent of the population that is foreign.